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Helio Hero

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The usability and value for money also get good feedback. The reception and connectivity get negative reviews. There are some mixed views about the camera.

value for money, usability, design, screen

connectivity, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Helio Hero is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 9 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Helio Hero

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Helio Hero from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Expert review by:

Helio Hero

 

Helio is the latest cell phone company to make a play for the youth market, with its flashy Hero handset. The multimedia-heavy Hero includes an audio and video player, IM and e-mail applications, access to games, and a 2-megapixel camera. It also comes...

Includes a 2-megapixel camera Offers many multimedia features

Heavier than most standard cell phones Number keys are difficult to push

With a two-year contract from Helio, the Hero costs $275 (as of 8/4/06). That's not cheap. But if you're in the market for a multimedia phone and you can't stand to leave your MySpace account at home, the Hero is worth a look

Expert review by:

Helio Hero

 

Hip new carrier connects with MySpace and streams headlines but is a little too buggy.

Big, bright display • Loud stereo speakers • Media co-processor • USB cable and earphones included

Pricey • Mediocre photos for a 2-MP camera • No Bluetooth • Slow USB 1.1 connection

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Expert review by:

Helio Hero

 

The Helio Hero ($275 list) is the first MySpace phone. If you spend your life on the popular social-networking site, that should be enough to send you running for your credit card. If MySpace isn't YourSpace, though, Helio might be a tougher sell right...

Excellent call quality. High-res screen. MySpace client

No voice dialing, Bluetooth, or other power user features. Annoying memory card slot

The Helio Hero is a good, powerful phone for MySpace fanatics, but other folks will find it a tough sell.

Consumer review by:

Helio Hero

 

My Ocean phone was user friendly . . . . until it started forgetting my contacts and their phone numbers. I canceled with Helio after 20 months because of dropped calls and just the frustration with them. They charged me $175. In case people are not...

None that I can think of

Everything at this point

Consumer review by:

Helio Hero

 

THIS PLACE ROCKS!!! Retailers say, "Pick me..Pick me" Forget it!!!! Helio retailers submit their lowest price to , then AuthorizedMerchants tells customers who has the best price. It was too easy! I got my Ocean for $79 and I got a free car charger.

Not too simple, but works well

Not in stock anymore

Consumer review by:

Helio Hero

 

I had Verizon with 2000 minutes for about $200. In addition, Verizon charged me for everything else, so I decided that unlimited for $99 was a good idea.

Unlimited Calls and Texts for $99

Horrible Service

Consumer review by:

Helio Hero

 

I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH THIS PHONE BECAUSE OF SOPHISTICATED FUNCTIONS & STYLISH DESIGNS

VERY STABLIZED & VERY CLEAR CALLS

A LITTLE BIGGER THAN SAMSUNG CELL PHONE T409

Consumer review by:

Helio Hero

 

Nice phone, but the service was a major killer. WOULD NOT RECOMEND. i got terrible reception, i would go weeks without reception. And in case you cancel, be careful, because late fees and payment you never had will start popping up.

Its cute and different

TERRIBLE SERVICE & RECEPTION

Product Specifications

Your mini mobile entertainment center. With this jet-black slider, you can take the 3G network, 3D games + QVGA video with you just about anywhere you go.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Standby Time (PB):192hours
Talk Time (PB):180minutes

Calculator

Type:Basic

Cellular

Band:CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:CDMA2000 1X
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1in
Height:4.3in
Weight:4.7oz
Width:1.9in

Display

Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Diagonal Size:2.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.6cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD

Header

Manufacturer:Helio
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Helio Hero

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:500names & numbers
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